EAFF Museum, Edmonds WA

Selected works donated annually to St. Luke School Auction, Shoreline WA.

The abstract paintings that I make are a collaboration between me and my materials.  I am willing to let my materials have quite a bit of say in the process.  I begin with an acrylic underpainting.  At this point I know the general form and feel that I want the painting to take.  Once the underpainting is dry, I use oil paint (mostly in stick or bar form) to complete the painting.  The interplay between the underpainting and the oil paint is where the personality of the painting takes shape.  Sometimes I aim for a certain feel, sometimes I know exactly what I want to say, other times it appears during the process!  I am greatly concerned about the state of and greatly inspired by Nature.  The time spent in different environments:  the forest of the Northwest, of the Redwoods, the ocean of the Northwest and the very different ocean of Hawai’i, the red places of Utah and the various deserts of Arizona, has been inspiration for most of my artwork.    

Art Shows (cont.)

2012 - Lynnwood Convention Center

2012 - Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Museum

2015 - Edmonds Library

​2016 - EAFF Studio Tour at Re-Juiced Studio

​2017 - EAFF Studio Tour at Re-Juiced Studio

Opera House, Seattle WA

Convention Center, Lynnwood WA

Art Shows

2005 - HUB Gallery at UW

2006 - Blowing Sands Gallery

2008 - Robert Graves Gallery (Wenatchee College)

2009 - Seattle Opera "New Visions"

2010 - Arts Council of Snohomish County